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Debord and Wolman—Détournement

Guy Debord and Gil J Wolman "A User's Guide to Détournement" (1956) in Situationist International Anthology (2006) trans. and ed. Ken Knabb pp. 14-21 It is not just returning to the past which is reactionary; even "modern" cultural objectives are ultimately reactionary since they depend on ideological formulations of a past society that has prolonged its death agony to the present. The only historically justified tactic is extremist innovation. (14) Unfortunately it is not only our various und...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Jazz, Appropriation, Griffith, Ku Klux, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Wolman, Détournement, Remix Culture, From A Notebook, Situationists, Debord (guy, Wolman (gil, Gil J Wolman


Détournement as Resistance to Ownership of the Commons

McKenzie Wark The Beach Beneath the Street (2011) pp.40-41—Détournement as resistance to ownership of the commons The only problem I have with this is that it deprives the person making the reclamation of the transformative struggle which comes with striving for a unique, original accomplishment. Perhaps wholesale appropriations are crucial for their potential to remind collective society of its collective aspects; but the perpetrator has, as I take Debord to have said repeatedly, not accomplish...
Tags: Work, Jazz, Appropriation, Foucault, Stefan Kac, Michel Foucault, DeBord, Epistemology, Détournement, McKenzie Wark, Remix Culture, Situationists, Foucault (michel, Wark (mckenzie


Vincent Kaufmann on Détournement

Kaufmann/Bononno, Guy Debord It's true that détournement is also based on a technique of dissimulation, if we insist on using the term, even though it would be more correct to speak of it as a ruse or feint. But it is at the very least problematic to attribute such a technique to the practice—considered shameful or inadmissable— of autobiography, a larvatus prodeo to which no more than a handful of self-proclaimed scholars hold the key. Reading Debord is not like a game of Trivial Pursuit, and...
Tags: Google, Production, Creativity, Jazz, Appropriation, Ducasse, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Odéon Theater, Détournement, Remix Culture, From A Notebook, Situationists, Debord (guy, Intentional Fallacy, Kaufmann (vincent


Détourn or Deform?

"A Maximum of Openness: Jacqueline de Jong in conversation with Karen Kurczynski" in Expect Anything Fear Nothing (2011) ed. Rasmussen and Jakobsen p. 195 JdJ: ... If you look at it, you can see that I printed it in the smallest font possible so that no one could read it. And it was on purpose. I was already at that moment not very happy with the guys in Drakabygget, mainly Thorsen, I must say. The Drakabygget people were making détournements of articles of mine, such as "Gog and Magog," in thei...
Tags: Art, Collaboration, Jazz, Appropriation, Rasmussen, Gog, Stefan Kac, Jakobsen, Thorsen, Détournement, Remix Culture, Kurczynski (karen, Situationists, Karen Kurczynski, De Jong (jacqueline, Fakes And Fakery


Détournement and the Form-Content Binary

Anselm Jappe Guy Debord (1993) trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith (1999) ...Debord's whole conception of society is founded on détournement: all the elements needed for a free life are already at hand, both culturally and technologically speaking; they have merely to be modified as to their meanings, and organized differently. (61) In other words, nothing is new under the sun; but does that truism point to the Timelessness of what we've always had, or to its changeability via being "modified as to [i...
Tags: Jazz, Appropriation, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Détournement, Remix Culture, Situationists, Debord (guy, Form And Content, Jappe (anselm, Anselm Jappe Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson Smith


Capturing Dambudzo Marechera: A review of Flora Veit-Wild’s memoir

Flora Veit-Wild’s memoir provides a disquieting look into the author’s relationship with Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera The post Capturing Dambudzo Marechera: A review of Flora Veit-Wild’s memoir appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Writing, Racism, Zimbabwe, Colonialism, Memoir, Friday, Appropriation, Dambudzo Marechera, Flora Veit Wild, They Called You Dambudzo: A Memoir, White Saviours


Bless their hearts! This straight couple actually thinks they invented poppers

A straight couple who appeared on ABC's Shark Tank think they've come up with the best idea ever!
Tags: Abc, Life, Lifestyle, Poppers, Shark Tank, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Appropriation, Boom Boom Nasal Inhalers


Was Vivian Maier's Work About Getting a Life or Recording Life?

The legend of Vivian Maier could not have been more tailor-made for a Hollywood film. Indeed, it's surprising her story has yet to be told in a fictionalized format. The story was told, however, by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel in their 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary Finding Vivian Maier , and that helped cement the myth of Vivian as the "nanny photographer". There she was, this lanky woman with her short haircut, wearing a man's shirt and shoes, that glare o...
Tags: Music, New York, Hollywood, Chicago, New York Times, Biography, Vancouver, Walker Evans, Street Photography, Appropriation, Northwestern University, Vivian Maier, Pamela Bannos, Maier, Diane Arbus, Vivian


Look, It's a New Miley

Miley Cyrus is rediscovering herself—sound wise, looks wise, spiritually—by basically going back to the old Miley Cyrus. She’s sober and folksy and likes the water, and she’s allegedly given up smoking weed. This is the video for her new love song “Malibu.” Read more...
Tags: News, Music Videos, Miley Cyrus, Malibu, Appropriation, Miley Cyrus She, New Miley


Pepsi Responds to Backlash: Actually, the Kendall Jenner Ad Is Good and Meaningful

After being roundly panned for a heroically tone-deaf and appropriative ad in which Kendall Jenner, social justice warrior, initiates world peace by handing a can of soda to a curiously underdressed cop, Pepsi has issued a few statements to clear the air. This was clearly tough, given that Pepsi is still the same…Read more...
Tags: News, Brands, Corporations, Soda, Protests, Kendall Jenner, Black Lives Matter, Appropriation, Pepsi


Pepsi Responds to Backlash: Actually, the Kendall Jenner Ad Is Good and Meaningful [Updated]

After being roundly panned for a heroically tone-deaf and appropriative ad in which Kendall Jenner, social justice warrior, initiates world peace by handing a can of soda to a curiously underdressed cop, Pepsi has issued a few statements to clear the air. This was clearly tough, given that Pepsi is still the same…Read more...
Tags: News, Brands, Corporations, Soda, Protests, Kendall Jenner, Black Lives Matter, Appropriation, Pepsi


Who Owns Twerking, Who Owns the Bounce? New Orleans Originators Have a Roundtable

Angela “Cheeky Blakk” Woods released “Twerk Something” in 1994. It was the first song with the word “twerk” in the title and the second song to ever mention twerking at all (New Orleans’ DJ Jubilee’s “Do the Jubilee All” was the first in 1992). “You think about twerking, it came from Cheeky,” said bounce choreographer Marissa “MoeJoe” Joseph. “No one really gives her credit. She made a song produced by Mannie Fresh, [1995's] ‘Bitch Get Off Me,’ that y’all use in everything. But nobody gives her ...
Tags: Beyonce, News, New Orleans, Lil Wayne, Marissa, Bounce, Appropriation, Joseph, NOLA, Angela, Mannie Fresh, Cash Money, TWERKING, Bounce Music


Marc Jacobs Doesn't Get It

Marc Jacobs, responding on Instagram to critiques of appropriation after he wove wool dreadlocks into the hair of his majority white runway models this week in New York: “funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair.”Read more...
Tags: New York, News, Cultural Appropriation, Marc Jacobs, Appropriation, New York Fashion Week, NYFW


Novelist Lionel Shriver Wears Sombrero While Giving Speech About Cultural Appropriation

At a keynote speech at an Australian book festival, the novelist Lionel Shriver was scheduled to speak about “community and belonging,” instead she donned a sombrero and spoke about the dangers of cultural appropriation.Read more...
Tags: Books, News, Cultural Appropriation, Writers, Appropriation, Lionel Shriver


You Can't Appropriate Daddy

On Saturday, controversial Silicon Valley personality Shanley Kane went on a (now partially-deleted) tweet rant about the word daddy. “Don’t have deep psychosexual Freudian and Oedipal trauma/dysfunction?” she wrote in a now deleted tweet. “Good for you. Stop appropriating ‘Daddy’.” She continued:Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Memes, Silicon Valley, Appropriation, Daddy, Shanley Kane


"Augs Lives Matter": Black Lives Matter co-opted for a scifi game, but creators claim coincidence

When you've been caught appropriating that hottest of cakes—the name of a contemporary political movement—one has two fair options: either (1) take your work seriously and make a case why it's clever/smart/funny/interesting, or (2) apologize and fuck off. But Andre Vu, the "global executive brand director" of forthcoming sci-fi videogame Deus Ex:Mankind Divided, thinks he has a third way out: to claim it's a coincidence. A back-and-forth with BioWare designer Manveer Heir led to Vu’s comments a...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Dumb, Appropriation, BioWare, Deus Ex, Mankind Divided


Portraying Krishna in X-Men: Apocalypse

Another summer, another season of superhero movies. Big budgets, big muscles, big explosions: Each release only strengthens the genre’s domination of Hollywood—and the sense that comic-book franchises make up a contemporary mythology, and superheroes are its gods. Among this year’s offerings is X-Men: Apocalypse, which opened the last week of May. Apocalypse is the name of the villain, who makes his own claim to divinity in no uncertain terms. One of the film’s trailers features this grandiose s...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Featured, India, Religion, Time, Marvel, Manhattan, Christian, Nevada, Gotham City, Dc, Harry Reid, Mumbai, Marvel Comics, X-men


What Would YOU Do With This $68 Rainstick From Free People?

I have great news for all you cool and interesting people in the market for a fashionable rainstick under $100. Free People has begun selling them for $68! Though some people believe the sticks were invented by the Aztecs to summon rainstorms by simulating their sounds, others believe they were invented for “impromptu jam sessions.”Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Cultural Appropriation, Good Ideas, Appropriation, Free People, Rainsticks


Beyoncé & Coldplay Go to India For Latest Video and It Gets Hairy

Bey’s collaboration with Coldplay, presumably to be debuted publicly at Superbowl halftime, is called “Hymn for the Weekend” and now has a video, shot in Mumbai, with a guest appearance from the beloved Punjabi actress Sonam Kapoor, of Bollywood fame. Directed by Ben Mor, it depicts street scenes and curious, probably skeptical onlookers as weird-ass Coldplay throws a show in their neighborhood, on the street. Read more...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, India, Cultural Appropriation, Iggy Azalea, Coldplay, Mumbai, Givenchy, Exhaustion, Appropriation, Major Lazer, Bey, Sonam Kapoor, Mo, Eat Pray Love, Ben Mor


Richard Prince Finally Sued for Ripping Off an Instagram Photo

Back in May artist (and I use that term lightly in this case) Richard Prince enraged photographers worldwide when he took photos from Instagram, added a comment on the photos and sold them in a New York gallery for up to $100,000 a piece. All this was done without getting permission from the owners of [...] The post Richard Prince Finally Sued for Ripping Off an Instagram Photo appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: New York, Legal, News, Instagram, Copyright Infringement, Richard Prince, Gagosian Gallery, Appropriation, New Portraits, Donald Graham